Introduction to Eunice, Louisiana
Eunice, Louisiana, in St Landry county, is 30 miles NW of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 144 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Lafayette metropolitan area. Eunice has a population of 11,499.
C.C. Duson had founded the city of Eunice. He named the city after his second wife. Duson had earlier founded Crowley in Louisiana . He added an area of 160 acres of land to the place. Duson also linked the Southern Pacific Railroad with this area. It was chartered on September 12, 1894, as a village. Eunice was reincorporatedon June 4, 1895. A chemical freight train met with an accident in 2000, and it led to various chemical related hazards in the city.
Eunice and nearby Attractions
- Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
- Shadows - on - the - Teche
- Oliver House
- Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance
- Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
Things To Do In Eunice
Tourist may visit the local churches like Second Baptist Church, Golden Star Baptist Church, and First United Methodist Church. Visitors interested in activities like camping, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing may visit Chicot State Park. Each year, the City of Eunice celebrate Cajun French Music Festival in the month of may and the Mardi Gras Celebration is held on the month of February.
Flights can be availed from Chennault International Airport.
Eunice Higher Education
One of the local institutions for higher education is Louisiana State University - Eunice. You can also opt for University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Mcneese State University.